Business Connexion Appoints CEO
Business Connexion is one of the largest information and communications technology services providers listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (“JSE”)
Business Connexion Group Limited (“BCX” or “the Company”) announced today that Mr. Isaac Mophatlane has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company with effect 1 August 2014. He will take over the role of his late brother, Mr. Benjamin Mophatlane, who passed away on 11 June 2014.
Isaac is currently BCX’s Head of Sales and Marketing and Group Executive of the Canoa division. Isaac, together with his twin brother Benjamin, co-founded what was then known as Business Connection in 1996 and has held various positions within the company over the past 18 years.
More recently, he provided leadership and direction in the Innovation division which houses BCX’s own software and packaged intellectual property prior to taking responsibility for the Canoa division which drives the group’s Managed Print Solutions offerings.
Commenting on the appointment, BCX Chairman Tony Ruiters, said: “Isaac has an intimate understanding of the Company, its operations and culture and his appointment as BCX CEO was a natural choice.
Benjamin’s legacy gives us a strong foundation to build upon and I look forward to continue working closely with Isaac to realise the vision and growth ambitions of BCX, both in South Africa and across the continent.”
Isaac is a member of the Black Management Forum, the Electronic Industries Federation of South Africa and the Black Information Technology Forum. He is also the Deputy Non-executive Chairman of the Catholic Education Investment Company.
BCX is one of the largest information and communications technology (“ICT”) services providers listed on the JSE when measured in terms of turnover, total assets and staff complement with offices in South Africa, Namibia, Nigeria, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Kenya, Botswana, the United Kingdom and Dubai. The Company employs more than 6800 people on the African continent and generates revenue in excess of R6 billion per annum.
As the largest IT outsourcer, BCX holds a strong position in the enterprise market across key industry verticals and enjoys a substantial presence in the retail sector locally. On the continent, BCX has successfully delivered large scale projects and is one of the leading cloud based services providers with significant data centres assets. The company also boasts strong strategic vendor relationships, application development capabilities and proprietary solutions which are leveraged in the public sector locally and abroad.
Since March 2014, BCX is undergoing a reorganisation process that will accelerate its positioning as a global player able to support client ambitions in SA and across Africa. The new customer-focused approach to continuous improvement for quality and excellence will see the current business units clustered into three divisions to improve collaboration – Converged Infrastructure Solutions, Business Solutions and Investments & Alliances.